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Family and friends gather to celebrate Anthony Fuette's birthday

The death of 26-year-old Anthony Fuette still remains a mystery. The death of 26-year-old Anthony Fuette still remains a mystery.
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

The death of 26-year-old Anthony Fuette still remains a mystery.

"Anthony is a good kid, and he was too young. It wasn't his turn," Fuette's best friend Josh Crawford said.

It has been two months now, and the feelings that overcame Tracy and Dennis Fuette when they received the phone call from police that their son had been found dead on the side of the road still remains.

"It was awful. I can't even tell you how awful it was," Tracy said.

"It was terrible. Police came up to my door asking if I was the father and being told that they found my son's body, is devastating," Dennis said.

While D'Iberville police were responding to a call on Boney Avenue back in April, they received a report of an unconscious male. What they found was the body of Anthony Fuette. Friends and family still find it as a total shock.

"I sat up, and I really didn't believe it. My heart sank and I really, I still thought it just couldn't be him. I thought it was a mistake, and when I checked my phone, I had like 25 missed calls and 17 messages and I lost it. I couldn't stop crying because I knew it was him," Jeremy Kopszywa said.

To have this balloon release to celebrate what would've been another year of life for Anthony is what helps Tracy cope with knowing her son lives on in a better place.

"It's really great. Everybody has been so supportive throughout this, so to have everyone that was important here today just makes it that much more awesome," Tracy said.

D'Iberville police are still asking for anyone's help in solving this case. They ask that if you know anything that may help their investigation, please call D'Iberville police at 228-296-4252.

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